I've said it once, and I'll keep on saying it until it stops ringing true for me personally. I believe in the power of music. It can raise your spirits, and heal you in ways nothing else can. Songs can take you back to a happier place, or simply make you want to sing along and/or dance even if your heart can't fathom it.
The scars of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School are too deep for all of us -- especially those personally affected by it. Songs can only do so much, and having my fair share of loss, I also know that contrary to my opening graphs here, music can be an instant form of nostalgia that in the short-term -- can actually make you miss your loved one/s that much more. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with Newtown as they try to heal. To offer this seems so miniscule compared to countless others who have stepped it up in far greater fashion, but I, on behalf of A-Sides Music, am offering a few pairs of tickets to the Dec. 30 Steve Miller Band concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Port Chester isn't that far from Newtown, and while it's a rather low-level offering, I want to provide the possibility for those hurting so badly with an evening of healing and spirit-rising music. Comment below, and I'll choose winners in the next day or so. Those with a close connection to the Newtown tragedy will be given preference. (The show starts at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.)
Additionally, I want to extend complimentary tickets to a Jan. 19th event A-Sides is holding at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. "Pop Goes the Culture" will be a variety awards show featuring rising rock bands, comedians, and personalities from the big and small screen. Pop Culture Lifetime Achievement Awards will be given to WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, The Magic Garden's Carole and Paula, 30 Rock's Grizz Chapman, Fitness infomercial king John Basedow and children's star Slim Goodbody.
I hope experiences like this can help with the healing. God bless.